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Asa Jackson 

b. Washington D.C. 1988 

Education 

Boston University, Boston, MA 

Community 

Director of 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 2014-2017 

President & Founder of The Contemporary Arts Network, 2015-Present

Education and Public Planning Committee, The Hermitage Museum 2015-2016 

Board Member, Newport News Arts Commission 2017-2018 

Organizer, CAN Festival 1,2,3,4,5 Hampton Roads, VA 2015-2023

The Re-happening, Black Mountain College, Canoe Project, Asheville, NC, 2017

Board Member, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, 2018-2019

Board Member, Newport News Public Art Foundation, Newport News, VA 2019-Present 

Board Member, Mid-Atlantic Art Foundation, 2021-2022

Civic Leadership Institute Class of 2022, Hampton Roads, VA 2022-2023

Virginia Commission for the Arts Board Member, 2018-2023

Chair, Virginia Commission for the Arts VA, 2021-2023

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick Programming Committee, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2023

Residencies and Awards

Winter/Spring Resident Artist, McColl Center, 2024

Artist2Artist Fellow, Art Matters Foundation 2023

Impact Arts Residency, MoCA Arlington 2023

First Patron Initiative, CAN Foundation 2020-2021

Top 40 Under 40, Inside Business, 2019

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2024

Interior and Exterior Maps, Capital One Corporate Headquarters, McLean, VA

2016

Impressions, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

2012

New Works, Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich, CT 

Group Exhibitions 

2024

Material Histories, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2023

my Presence is present, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC

'Cut to the New', Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Arlington, VA

Collector's Edition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2022 

In Conversation, Leigh Suggs + Asa Jackson, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

In Conjunction, Assembly, Norfolk, VA

Solstice, Oakwood Arts Annual Auction, Richmond, VA

Spring Fever, 1708 Gallery Annual Auction, Try-Me, Richmond, VA

In Spite of Modernism: Contemporary Art, Abstract Legacies, and Identity , Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA 

2020 

Solstice, Oakwood Arts Annual Auction, Richmond, VA

For The People, Commissioned by VA For The People, a Something in the Water Initiative, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA 

Primordial Emanations, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 

Benediction, Eleanor and Hopps, Newport News, VA 

2016 

A Night at the Auction, Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, VA

Inner Sanctum, 670 Gallery, Hampton, Va 

Untold: Senses of Space, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 

Double Take, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

2014 

Making Star Stuff, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Proper Perspective, BK Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY 

SWEM Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 

2013 

John Turner’s Come and Gone, William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 

Meeting of Stylez, New York, NY

2011 

Meeting of Stylez, Gallery Bar, New York, NY 

Hampton Roads The Canvas, Alt Daily, Norfolk, VA 

2010 

Anarchy X, Harlem, NY

 

Public Murals 

2023

All in Together, Newport News Street Museum, Newport News, Va

Tartan of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2019 

Unity Shines Brighter, Norfolk Street Museum, Norfolk, VA 

2017 

Pearl Bailey Mosaic Installation, City of Newport News, Newport News, VA

Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Installation, City of Newport News, Newport News, VA

W. Hale Thompson Mosaic Installation, City of Newport News, VA 

2015 

History of Art, NEON Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA 

2010 

Hampton Roads The Canvas, Alt Daily, Norfolk, VA 

Curation 

2023

Made in Newport News: A Pop-Up Exhibition, Newport News, VA

The Newport News Street Museum, Newport News, VA

A Look Within, Tidewater Community College Arts and Design Center, Norfolk, VA

Inside Out, an Indoor Mural Exhibition, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA

SM/NYC: A Solo Exhibition by Thomas O'Casey, Assembly, Norfolk, VA

Together at the End, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA

The Residency Exchange, collaboration with Visible Records, Charlottesville, VA

Time Machines, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Asymmetry, A Two Person Exhibition by Andrew Samuel Harrison and Nico Cathcart, Assembly, NFK, VA

2022 

In Conjunction, A Group Exhibition, Assembly, Norfolk, VA

Studio House Artist Residency, Baltimore, MD 

2021 

World of Shapes, Dathan Kane, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA 

Hampton Boyer and Alex Michael: A Two Man Exhibition, CAN HQ,Newport News, VA

Canaan: when I read your letter, I feel your voice, Nastassja Swift, Old Hampton Courthouse, Hampton, VA 

Echos Around Corners and Moves Through Walls, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA

Spectrum of Being, Adewale Alli, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA 

Brush Works Public Mural Project, VA Beach, VA 

The AVE Mural Project (Andrew Harrison), VA Beach, VA 

2020 

First Patron Initiative Artist Residency, Newport News, VA 

For The People, Commissioned by VA For The People, CAN HQ, Newport News, VA

Primordial Emanations, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 

Benediction, Eleanor and Hopps, Newport News, VA 

2016 

DNA: Two Man Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Untold: Senses of Space, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 

Double Take: Group Show, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Tropical Depression: Hampton Boyer Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

Without Hope, Without Fear: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

California LOCOs: Group Exhibition, Studio 17, VA Beach, VA 

A Night at Auction, The Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA

CANtemporaries: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

New Works Adewale Seye-Alli: Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

The Anniversary Show: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

Black Gold: Tommy Mitchell Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 2015 

Beef Retrospective: Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Jason Rodman, Final Mission: Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

Metamorphosis: Two Man Show, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Three/Fifths: A Redefining of a Culture: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

Hampton Roads Academy Auction, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

The CAN Opener: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Thomas O’Casey: Works from the Road: Solo Exhibition, Hampton, VA 

The Anniversary Show: Group Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA

A Son Has Risen: Sage Solo Exhibition, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 2014 

Making Star Stuff: Group Show, 670 Gallery, Hampton, VA 

Notable Collections/Collectors 

Hascoe Family, Hascoe Collection, Greenwich, CT 

Pam and Gregg Marks, CEO Kasper, La Jolla, CA 

Larry Thompson, Ex- US Attorney General, Vice-President PepsiCo, Atlanta, Ga.

Tammy and Allan Houston, Assistant General Manager, NY Knicks, Greenwich, Ct.

Arthur Casey, President, Casey Auto Group, Williamsburg, Va. 

Capital One Corporate Collection

Virginia Museum of Fine Art

The Rockwell Museum

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